Consequentialism and Environmental Ethics

2014.04.33 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Avram Hiller, Ramona Ilea, and Leonard Kahn (eds.), Consequentialism and Environmental Ethics, Routledge, 2014, 194pp.,
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2014.04.33 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Avram Hiller, Ramona Ilea, and Leonard Kahn (eds.), Consequentialism and Environmental Ethics, Routledge, 2014, 194pp., $125.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780415823807. Reviewed by Martin Peterson, Eindhoven University of Technology Some environmental ethicists believe that traditional, anthropocentric moral theories cannot be successfully applied to environmental problems. The reason is that anthropocentric theories (by definition) place humans at the center of the ethical discourse, not the environment. Consequentialism and Environmental Ethics can be read as an attempt to correct this misunderstanding. Not every version of consequentialism is anthropocentric, and as several contributors point out, some or all of the often very strong claims defended by non-anthropocentric thinkers can be expressed in a consequentialist framework. By doing so it becomes easier to understand, articulate and critically evaluate. . .

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